Venue: The Racecourse, Whetherby LS22 5EJ
Judge: Mrs Jane Roberts (Smalesmouth)
Entries: 129 making 131
I would like to thank the officers and committee of the Driffield Agricultural Society for the invitation to judge at their show.
I was grateful to have the use of an excellent sized ring. The surface was rather undulating and rough cut in places, which proved more of a challenge to those dogs whose movement did not have “the soundness to follow a horse”. It was a very raw start to the day with the dogs being judged under rather cold and misty conditions although the sun did break through as the bitch classes began.
Grateful thanks to my stewards Anne and Sarah, who kept everything moving so efficiently and were good company for the day. My thanks to all the exhibitors, it really is a privilege to go over your dogs and is always a learning curve. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day and there were some top quality exhibits and some promising youngsters, whose progress I will watch with interest. Some decisions were hard, and limit dog, junior and limit bitch had quality in depth.
It was extremely rewarding to find some very good double jackets amongst the entry but felt there were several others who had thin pelts or lacked undercoat. There were a couple with teeth out of alignment and too many dogs whose movement lacked the necessary drive from the hindquarters.
I was mindful of the job that Border Terriers were bred to undertake and I was pleased with my class winners; making the challenge for both dogs and bitches an enjoyable if difficult task.
Best Of Breed: Bandicoot Doc Martin
DCC: Bandicoot Doc Martin
RDCC: CH Tythrop Timepiece
RBCC: CH Otterbobs Xolana
Best Puppy: Ploughdown Paloma
Entries: 6 Absentees: 2
1st - Wintergarden Fly's Finale to Manorcroft (Mr D J Bean)
Just 6 months and although still very much a baby, I think he should make up into a very nice dog. Grizzle with a good head and expression. Very good front and shoulders. Easily spanned with good length of rib. Very good top line and tail set. Shown in a good double jacket. Light on his feet so he covered the ground well. Thoroughly enjoying his day out. BPD
2nd - Cedarhill Ghost Writer (Mrs M Fleming)
Eight months grizzle. Good head and expression. Not quite the front assembly of the winner but he has a good length of rib, level topline and nice shaped carrot tail. Shown in good double coat and pelt. He moved soundly, covering the ground with a decent length of stride. Well handled.
3rd - Hobholt Helter Skelter (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
Res - Stowthorney Renegade (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Entries: 1 Absentees: 0
1st - Bardenfox A View To Kill (Mr I & Mrs J Broomhead)
Handy sized 10month grizzle with a good otter head and large set of teeth. Built on narrow lines with good shoulders, front and top line. He moved well from all angles. Overall a promising, balanced puppy who showed well. Just in his undercoat today.
Entries: 6 Absentees: 0
1st - Brumberhill Back T'future (Mr S A Mcpherson)
Lively 16 month blue and tan. I think he has some maturing to do until he is at his best, but a very well constructed masculine dog. He has an excellent head with keen expression and large teeth. Excels in neck and shoulder. He has a good length of rib, excellent topline and tail set. Used his hind quarters to advantage on the move where he covered the ground really well. Very fit and shown in tremendous depth of coat with thick pelt. Considered for top honours but lost out on maturity to the older dogs in the challenge.
2nd - Chorbeck Chatty Man JW (Mrs H Haughton)
16 month grizzle dog. I liked this dog for his size and overall balance. Good head, neck and shoulders and feet. I liked his length of body, topline and tailset. An honest type, who moved soundly. Presented in good double jacket. Well handled.
3rd - Hawcoat Mr Fixit (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Res - Mysulan Going Solo (Mrs S J Baxter)
VHC - Shiftyfox To The Victor (Mr V J Pearce)
Entries: 6 Absentees: 1
1st - Karison Kosta (Miss K Johnson)
Grizzle dog that scored for his overall type and soundness. Presents a balanced outline. Very good head with large teeth. Good neck, shoulders, legs and feet. Built on narrow lines with decent length of rib. Spannable. Level topline and tail set. Well constructed hind quarters. Carrying a really good double jacket with thick pelt. Moved soundly from all angles
2nd - Dandyhow Galloping Gourmet JW (Mrs K Irving)
Enjoying himself. Correct size grizzle and tan with very good head and expression. Built on narrow lines with good shoulder placement, length of rib and correct shaped tail. Very good double jacket and pelt. Rather unsettled on the move so not striding out freely.
3rd - Baywillow Blueprint (Mrs G Hyslop & Mrs M Reeves)
Res - Tyneaster Special Agent (Mrs V Atkinson)
VHC - Tyneaster Dark Agent (Mrs S F Gill)
Entries: 7 Absentees: 2
1st - Brumberhill Back T'future (Mr S A Mcpherson)
1st in Junior Dog
2nd - Kersfell Cool River (Mrs M Sneddon)
Handy sized, balanced grizzle in very good condition. Liked his head and expression. Good sized teeth. Good length of neck into well placed shoulders. Narrow front. Good length of rib. Very good topline and tail set. Correct double jacket and thick skin. Moved soundly.
3rd - Markington Apollo (Mrs M Houseman)
Res - Foxcraig Magic Dyson (Mr G R Sugars)
VHC - Tyneaster Special Agent (Mrs V Atkinson)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 3
This was a very good class of quality dogs that went beyond the placings.
1st - Bandicoot Doc Martin (Ms V L K Docwra)
This is a very well constructed grizzle dog and so well balanced. Really good head, with moderate width of skull, strong jaw and very good set of teeth. Well placed dark eyes with keen expression. Excellent reach of neck into well placed shoulders. Narrow front with excellent legs and feet. Narrow bodylines with excellent length of rib and strong loin. Easy to span. Excels in topline, tailset and correct shaped tail. He was fit and shown in very good double jacket with thick loose pelt. He moved very well from all angles, using his hindquarters to drive forward on a long stride. Well handled. DCC and BOB
2nd - Hawcoat Lord George (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
A light grizzle dog that I have judged before and now at 5 lacks none of the qualities he displayed as a younger dog. Lovely otter head with well placed eye. Good set of teeth. He has a good reach of neck into narrow shoulders. Good legs and feet. Ribs carried well back, level topline and tailset. Covered the ground well in profile and moved accurately from all angles. Not as much top coat today as the winner.
3rd - Ridgebow Rifleman JW (Mr N & Mrs A Duxbury)
Res - Irton Mountain Dew (Mr D & Mrs A Fryer)
VHC - Raleniro Second Time Around (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine & Miss P Thomas)
Entries: 9 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Tythrop Timepiece (Mrs J L Lee)
A correctly sized, well balanced dog. Very good head and expression. Really liked his reach of neck into well placed shoulders. Straight front. Narrow bodylines, good length of rib, easily spanned. Good for bone and stands on thick padded feet. He has an excellent topline and a short thick tail. Racy hindquarters which he put to good use on the move. Put down to perfection with a superb blue and tan jacket covering a thick pelt. RDCC
2nd - Ir CH Ploughdown Plato (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
Bigger dog than 1 but a smart blue that has a good head, strong jaw with large set of teeth. Good neck into well placed shoulders. Good length of rib, topline and tailset. Firm loin. In very good condition with an excellent coat and pelt. Moved soundly but not as well as the class winner today.
3rd - Mansergh Burne Jones (Miss A Roslin Williams)
Res - Barnby Caramel Wafer At Bimandi JW ShCM (Mrs M J Holmes)
VHC - Grettacs the Wizard ShCM (Mr B & Mrs L P Inness)
Entries: 2 Absentees: 0
1st - Otterwood Caius JW ShCM (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Unplaced in hot limit class. Handy sized blue dog. Good head, neck and shoulders. Good length of body. Spannable. Harsh jacket and thick pelt. Moved accurately but lacked drive.
2nd - Okarito Rafael at Wreighaugh (Mr M & Mrs A J Carr)
5 year old grizzle. Honest type of border with good head, front and length of body. Good topline and tailset. Shown in double jacket with good pelt.
Entries: 10 Absentees: 5
1st - Ploughdown Paloma (Mr E & Dr M Armstrong)
8 months quality grizzle. All you could want at this stage. Balanced outline. Lovely feminine head with well placed dark eye. Good reach of neck into well laid shoulders. Excellent front. Narrow bodylines with good lenth of rib. Level topline into well set on tail of correct shape. Beautifully presented in double jacket with thick pelt. She moved confidently and accurately. Very promising. BPB BPIB
2nd - Stowthorney Clairvoyant (Mr R Brewster & Ms J Green)
Another promising youngster. Not as mature as 1 and of a rangier type. I thought she had a good head and expression. Nicely balanced for one so young. Good reach of neck into well angulated shoulder. Narrow bodylines with ribs carried well back. Excellent hind quarter with well let down hock. Not as much coat as 1 but deserved her place as she moved well.
3rd - Tojamatt Myth for Chevinor (Mrs H A Metcalfe)
Res - Hobholt Hunky Dory (Mr C K & Mrs M A Wallace)
VHC - Northborders Lady Mary (Miss J North)
Entries: 5 Absentees: 3
1st - Witch Way to Thorneyhurst (Miss L Illingworth)
Almost 12 months. A nice size with good head properties and strong muzzle. Balanced outline with good shoulder placement. Straight front. Narrow bodylines with ribs carried well back. Easily spanned. Harsh coat with thick pelt. Moved well on a long stride. Close decision between 1 and 2
2nd - Foxpaw Revelation (Mrs H Fulker)
Lively 9 month grizzle with a balanced outline. Lovely head with keen expression. Another built on narrow bodylines with well angulated front and hind quarters. Good for bone with nice tight feet. Good length of rib, topline and tail set. She moved very well but shorter on coat than winner.
Entries: 15 Absentees: 5
1st - Chesterton Caboodle (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)
Light grizzle. She won this class on her overall shape, balance and size. Pleasing head with keen expression. Good length of neck into well angulated shoulders and narrow front. I liked her length of body. Easy to span. Good topline and tail set and good rear angulation. Once settled she moved really well on a long stride. Very well presented in quality double coat with thick pliable pelt.
2nd - Charlie's Copycat Via Otterbobs (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Red grizzle in really good form. Lovely size and balance. Very good head with dark eye and keen expression. Good reach of neck into well placed shoulders. Straight front and narrow bodylines. Excellent topline and tailset. Moved soundly. Short of top coat today.
3rd - Hawcoat Ugogirl (Mrs E J & Miss R C Larner)
Res - Bandicoot Dragon Glass (Mrs V L K Docwra)
VHC - Akenside Electra (Mrs L Gosling)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 0
1st - Brankell Double Or Quits JW (Mr P Brannan & Miss M Kelly)
Grizzle bitch in very good condition. Excellent head with dark eye and keen expression. Good reach of neck into narrow shoulders. Straight front. Liked her top line and correct shaped tail. Good legs and thickly padded feet. Good rear angulation. Moved well. Beautifully presented in very good double coat with thick pliable pelt.
2nd - Diggsad Dizzy Dizzy Dora (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
Grizzle bitch that has a good overall body shape. Nice size. Good head. Moderate reach of neck into well angulated shoulders. Narrow front. Good length of body and spanable ribs. Good topline and tail set. Nice turn of stifle and shown in double jacket. Moved soundly.
3rd - Otterwood Domina Candesco JW (Mr M J & Mrs J M Hollingsbee)
Res - Otterpaws Firebird (Miss Dixon)
VHC - Keebank Withy Song (Mrs L Rostron)
Entries: 11 Absentees: 0
1st - Carrickfarm Mara (Mrs V M Armstrong)
Grizzle bitch of nice size and good body proportions. Typical head and expression. Good neck and shoulder with a straight front. Good topline and tail set. Sound free mover. Shown in good double jacket with thick pelt.
2nd - Foxcraig Magic Bubbles (Mr G R Sugars)
Red grizzle. Different type to 1st. Nice head with strong muzzle. Good reach of neck into decent front. Good topline and tailset. Very good shaped tail. Shown in full coat with really thick pliable pelt – one of the best of the day. Moved soundly.
3rd - Raleniro New Rose (Mr M J & Mrs D A Lorraine)
Res - Rhozzum Gemstone At Otterholme (Miss T Jones)
VHC - Foxcraig Magic Diamond (Mrs J Dixon)
Entries: 15 Absentees: 4
A very good class of quality bitches
1st - Remony Frosted Ivy JW (Mrs A Gregory)
Well constructed grizzle with good bodylines and balance. In good fettle. Very Good head and expression. Strong muzzle Big teeth. Good front assembly. Very good bone and neat feet with thick pads. Good length of rib. Easily spanned. Excellent top line, tail set and racy hindquarters. Well shaped tail. In very good condition with excellent double jacket. Moved well from all angles.
2nd - Lynsett Bold Spirit JW (Mrs L McFarlane)
Grizzle bitch. I liked her for size, balance and overall type. Really good head with keen expression. Very good reach of neck, narrow front, good shoulder placement, length of body and well angulated hind quarters. Correct shaped tail. Easily spanned. Presented in really good jacket. Moved soundly.
3rd - Tarkaswell Doctor's Orders JW (Mrs C E Sansom)
Res - Brumberhill Bollinger For Chesterton (Mr A J & Mrs W Mooney)
VHC - Sulan Strictly Blues Dancin' (Mrs S J Baxter)
Entries: 10 Absentees: 3
1st - CH Tythrop Turn Back Time (Mrs J L Lee)
This blue and tan bitch has great ring presence. She also fits the standard very well. She is an ideal size and has a well proportioned head with dark eye and keen expression. Excels in neck, shoulder placement and narrow front. Stands on good legs and feet. Correct length of body with good length of ribs. Easily spanned. Excellent topline and tailset. Strong over her loin. Correct shaped tail. Excellent double jacket with thick pelt. Moved true on a long stride. BCC
2nd - CH Otterbobs Xolana (Mr J R & Mrs H Gilpin)
Grizzle bitch that also fits the standard well. She has a very good head, strong muzzle and good set of teeth. Well constructed throughout, she has a balanced outline. Very Good reach of neck into well placed shoulders. Narrow front and good for bone and feet. Excellent topline, tail set and length of rib. Easily spanned. Very fit, she moved well from all angles. Good coat and pelt. RBCC
3rd - Mansergh Plusfours (Miss A Roslin-Williams)
Res - Mcbrock Miss Amelia (Mr & Mrs J R Mann)
VHC - Brumberhill Miss Dior (Mrs N E Ellis)
Entries: 3 Absentees: 0
1st - Picer Angelica to Nottorg ShCM (Mr P & Mrs A Taylor)
Unplaced in strong limit class. Balanced, nicely made grizzle with good head and expression. Good reach of neck into straight front and nice length of rib. Good topline and good tail set. Presented in good double coat. Moved well.
2nd - Imperterrito Agenda By Borderella (Mrs P South)
Handy size grizzle. Balanced outline with good head and expression. Good lay of shoulder and body lines. Good legs and small neat feet. Nicely presented in correct jacket. Moved soundly enough but not quite the length of stride of 1.
3rd - Bimandi's Bellissima (Mr V J Pearce)